Knitting Lessons 2

Bib #2 in my self-guided knitting tutorial is complete! The pattern is a free download from Ravelry. I used Lily Sugar'n Cream Naturals worsted cotton in the "guacamole" color. This was my first time doing a seed stitch (knit one, purl one) and my first time doing cables, which were so much fun! Contrary to my fears about them, they were very easy to master and when they appeared, it was like magic. I have three more bibs in the line-up and then I think I'll have the confidence to move on to something that is not a square or a rectangle. I feel very fortunate in that Steve is so encouraging. He not only "oohs" and "ahs" when appropriate, it's genuine. He's not as thrilled about the price of some of the yarn that I buy, but I just keep telling him that in the long run, it's cheaper! Even if a hank of yarn is $6.50, I can get at least a bib and a pair of baby booties out of it, giving me a sweet hand-made gift that is full of meaning and cheaper than the equivalent item at the store.

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  1. Nice! I'm impressed with your cables. That bib is adorable--I have a few new babys to meet in the next few months and that would be perfect. Thanks for the link. And thanks for stopping by my blog! nice to "meet" you!

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  2. Well thank you and it's nice to "meet" you too! The bib knitted up super-quick, just a couple hours, so it's perfect for a last minute baby gift!

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